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To understand the context of this tweet from Human Rights Watch's Ken Roth: it might be useful to understand that the United States maintains a refugee channel through Nepal for Tibetans from inside the PRC's Tibetan Autonomous Region to make their way to Dharmsala. The PRC is not happy with this arrangement, since most of... Read More
I wrote a piece entitled China tests Nepal's loyalty over Tibet for Asia Times.  The article’s hook is that hundreds of Tibetans make the dangerous, arduous, and expensive trek from the TAR through Nepal to Dharamsala every year...and over half of them go right back to the PRC after a short visit. "Returning to oppression"... Read More
All Sticks, No Carrots, and the Occasional High Profile Insult
This looks like a calculated slap in the face: It looks like President
Maybe a Revolution Is a Dinner Party After All The Nepalese Maoists are inching closer to their goal of winning state power. The United Communist Party Nepal--Maoist controls something like 65 to 75% of the countryside. I haven't been able to find a map showing the territory controlled by or under the military shadow of... Read More
…Kinda
Nepal’s government has decided to notify the international community formally of numerous violations of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) by the Nepalese Maoists. The last straw was the declaration of two newly minted autonomous regional governments in Maoist strongholds in eastern Nepal. Good. Maybe then the world will take notice of Nepal’s slide back into... Read More
It began with snark… Why Isn’t the Foreign Press in Kathmandu? Wailing and gnashing of teeth greeted the Indian government’s withdrawal of permission for foreign journalists to cover the Dalai Lama’s mid-November visit to the disputed border territory of Arunachal Pradesh and the town and monastery of Tawang on the border of China’s Tibetan Autonomous... Read More
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